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Carol Ann Duffy

  • I like to use simple words, but in a complicated way.

    • Carol Ann Duffy,
    • in The Guardian ()
  • [Officials responsible for the poorly run badger control program in England explained to critics that 'the badgers were moving the goalposts':] Because the Badgers are moving the goalposts. / The Ferrets are bending the rules. / The Weasels are taking the hindmost. / The Otters are downing tools. / The Hedgehogs are changing the game-plan. / The Grass-snakes are spitting tacks. / The Squirrels are playing the blame-game / The Skunks are twisting the facts.

    • Carol Ann Duffy,
    • "22 Reasons for the Bedroom Tax," The Guardian ()

Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet, playwright

(1955)